Here at Affiliated Dermatologists in Bridgewater, Morristown, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, our dermatologists regularly administer Botox injections to treat fine lines and creases. However, its other uses extend far beyond aesthetics alone—read on to learn more.
How Does Botox Treatment Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin produced from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Neurotoxins are substances that target our nervous system, affecting and halting the nerve signaling process that promotes muscle contractions, thus, loosening up muscles that are stiff or contracted. For facial wrinkles and lines, this translates to smoother and tighter skin.
What Benefits Can Botox Provide?
One of the most popular advantages of getting a Botox injection is to smooth out the appearance of facial wrinkles. However, at our locations in Bridgewater, Morristown, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, we also use Botox to treat various medical issues such as the following:
- Excessive sweating: Botox can hamper the sweat glands, therefore reducing the production of sweat.
- Cervical dystonia: This is a condition where the muscles in your neck contract painfully and abruptly. Having Botox injected to the muscles in the neck that spasm impede the signals that lead to painful muscle tightening.
- Eye conditions: The procedure is also used to effectively treat various eye conditions like strabismus and blepharospasm.
- Cold hands: Poor blood circulation is what causes the hands to feel cold. Injecting Botox can relax or loosen up the muscles that surround the constrained blood vessels. This then allows the blood to flow properly, consequently bringing warmth to the hands.
- Chronic migraine: Getting a Botox injection is proven to lessen the frequency of headaches.
- Bell’s Palsy: This is a condition wherein the facial nerves are damaged, causing the nearby muscles to weaken and half of the face to sag downwards. Fortunately, the symmetry of your face can be restored by administering Botox to the unaffected half of your face.
- Overactive bladder: Many people have used Botox as a way to treat an overactive bladder, as it aids in the relaxation of the bladder’s muscles.
Need More Information on Botox Injections? Reach Out to Us
Dial 973-267-0300 to reach our Bridgewater, Morristown, or Mt. Arlington, NJ, practices to set up a consultation here at Affiliated Dermatologists